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POTPOURRI

New York Times, Sunday, July 21, 1963

9-Down : Fiction's opposite.

Author:
William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 615 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,103
Across
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Command to a retriever. : FETCH
6
Mark. : SCAR
10
Piano keys. : SHARPS
16
Occupant of the "Siege Perilous." : GALAHAD
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Mustard plant. : COLE
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Kind of pendant. : EARDROP
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Part of a golf course. : BACKNINE
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Geographical region of the U.S. : ATLANTICSIDE
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___ de France. : ILE
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County Wexford name. : KENNEDY
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Frowns: Var. : LOURS
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Holiday, British style. : VAC
29
Fruitful. : RICH
31
Is unavailing. : FAILS
32
Hoofbeats. : CLOPS
33
Parent. : PAPA
34
Man's name. : CLAUD
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Border. : HEM
37
Climbs (a rope). : SHINS
38
___ your life. : NOTON
39
Little boy of the comics. : HERBIE
41
Oldest capital city in U.S. : SANTAFE
43
Muscles. : BICEPS
44
Item checked by SP's. : IDCARD
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Old language. : NORSE
47
Bone. : FEMUR
48
False ___. : ALARM
50
Man's nickname. : MOE
51
Antislavery party, 1847-54. : FREESOIL
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Failures. : FLOPS
57
Mandarin's residence. : YAMEN
59
"All men are ___." : LIARS
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Ear: Prefix. : OTO
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Changelings. : OAFS
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Merry-go-round: Slang. : FLYINGJENNY
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The ladies: Abbr. : MMES
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An F.D.R. opponent. : ALF
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Decapods. : CRABS
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Scorched. : BURNT
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Father of David. : JESSE
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Part of a railroad. : MAINLINE
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Seedcase. : POD
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Participate (with "on"). : SITIN
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Murmured sweetly. : COOED
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Tricked: Slang. : FOXED
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Famous family. : CABOTS
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Dress goods. : PRINTS
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Pitcher's affliction. : SOREARM
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Way. : METHOD
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Boxer's statistic. : REACH
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Bars. : SHUTS
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Western group: Abbr. : OAS
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Pillarlike monument. : STELE
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Look. : OGLE
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Seed. : SPORE
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California Indian. : MODOC
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Article. : ITEM
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"O Sole ___." : MIO
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To pieces. : APART
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Tree part. : TAPROOT
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Marriage vow. : IDO
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Type of entertainment. : AMATEURNIGHT
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Humorously, the stomach. : INNERMAN
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ABC, for one. : NETWORK
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Food. : MEAT
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Having academic rank: Colloq. : DEGREED
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Hut. : SHANTY
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Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
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Thruway exits. : RAMPS
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King or queen. : FACECARD
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Leather. : ELK
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Container. : TANK
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Highest. : CHIEF
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Van Buren's wife. : HANNAH
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Oodles. : SCADS
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French statesman. : COTY
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___ hands. : ALL
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Fiction's opposite. : REALLIFE
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Arrangements. : SETUPS
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What pedants split. : HAIRS
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Bows. : ARCS
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Relatives of aves. : RDS
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Rental sign. : PRIVATEROOMS
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Beverage. : SODAPOP
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Family name of great physicist. : GALILEI
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Disclaims. : DENIES
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Ingredients of pralines. : PECANS
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Valuable wood. : BIRCH
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Not a soul. : NOONE
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Great violinist. : ELMAN
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Car parts. : HUBCAPS
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Famed Secy. of Treasury. : CHASE
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Part of a conjurer's formula. : POCUS
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Features of Mercury Control. : DIALS
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Chests of a sort. : STRONGBOXES
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City of Languedoc. : NIMES
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"Page" of history. : ERA
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Name: Lat. : NOMEN
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Memorable actor. : BEERY
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Terra firma. : DRYLAND
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Beside oneself. : FRANTIC
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Qualified answer. : MAYBE
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Spenders of markkas. : FINNS
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Devotees: Suffix. : ITES
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Waste. : LOSE
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The sea. : FOAM
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Oh ___! : LALA
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Type of vow. : OFFICIALOATH
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Bad: Prefix. : MIS
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Celtic Neptune. : LER
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French ___. : FRIES
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Herod's realm. : JUDEA
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Contemporary composer. : MENOTTI
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Type of bookbinding. : CLOTH
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Is in accord: Colloq. : JIBES
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Time being. : NONCE
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Gate: Fr. : PORTE
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Balmoral's relative. : TAM
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Kind of musical beat. : FOURTIME
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Languish. : DROOP
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Something you evidently have. : THETIMES
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___ pine of California. : SOLEDAD
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Forerunner of human race. : PROMAN
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Modes of rule. : REGIMES
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Fleeced. : SHORN
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Where the Prado is. : MADRID
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Person of great energy. : DEMON
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Animated. : SPARKY
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Oklahoman. : SOONER
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Sudden dash. : SPURT
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Dull finish. : MATTE
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Dance. : CONGA
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Long time. : AEON
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The one. : THAT
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Expression. : TERM
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Scottish number. : TWA
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Come by. : GET
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Congressman: Abbr. : REP

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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